The Legend Lives On
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy
With those lyrics, the incredible and haunting The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald begins. 6 minutes 30 seconds of unbelievable maritime history set to song.
I learned on Twitter last night that it’s creator, the Canadian singer, storyteller, and songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot died today. Lightfoot had a way with words and a voice to match. What a treasure.
Fellow Canadian, Daryl Reaugh shared this:
Here’s a link if you want to find the Lightfoot documentary.
Scott Johnson over at Power Line wrote about Lightfoot today as well highlighting a number of songs.
I love listening to his songs. Sundow, If You Could Read My Mind, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald are three of his most popular songs. What’s your favorite?
Update: Gordon Lightfoot probably would be alive today, despite his age, if he had not been “vaccinated” in News from Underground by Mark Crispin Miller.